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How a Tenacious Group of Puerto Ricans Brought Light Back to Their Community – Mother Jones

I love that Oscar Carrion feels driven to help restore power to his neighbors but the man is going to make orphans of his four kids if he keeps messing with power lines with no training nor safety equipment.

Oscar Carrion didn’t make the headlines—but thousands of people are grateful for the work he’s been doing.When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico and cut power on the island, Carrion and his four kids went night after night in darkness. He had to do something. “We were tired of hearing, ‘It can’t be done, it can’t be done,’” he told PBS’s Frontline. “We made the decision to try to continue forward.”So he and his friends came together and raised $2,500 to buy a used bucket truck. They taught themselves about electrical wiring. And then Carrion led a DIY effort to restore power to several of Puerto Rico’s neighborhoods—repairing, replacing, and reconnecting electric lines in those areas. This video of his efforts, a part of Frontline’s look at Puerto Rico’s slow restoration after the hurricane last September, is worth your time.

Source: How a Tenacious Group of Puerto Ricans Brought Light Back to Their Community – Mother Jones

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